This entry is dedicated to aspiring photographers out there, including myself. But these rules are not limited to portfolios, it also applies to all websites out there.
- Splash Page
Don’t waste my time, just get straight to the point.
No matter how awesome your music is, it’s annoying for all of us.
- Difficult to Navigate
A photography portfolio should be easy and quick to navigate, otherwise, I’ll just leave.
- Photo Size
Preferred size range: 700-900 pixels
- Photo Quantity
Your portfolio is not a place where you can dump all of your photos. Choose at least 10-20 photos on a specific subject.
- Photo Diversity
Show differences in your theme or subject. Let the viewer know that you have done this thing for several times before, implying you had experience already.
- Photo Organization
It’s up to you on how you organize your photos, the important is that they’re organized.
- All Flash, No Info
If you’re using flash, have the decency to put the title/caption of your photographs.
- Standard Template
A little customization goes a long way, no matter how simple your theme is.
- No Name, No Email
If you don’t want people to contact you, don’t put your name and email on the website. But seriously, it would be better if you do (don’t use your everyday e-mail if you want to avoid spam or prank mails).